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The Ugly Dog Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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294 S 4th St, Highlands, NC 28741-8371
+1 828-526-8364
16:00 - 00:00
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Mon 16:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 00:00
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Findlay, Ohio
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

While in Highlands last week, my husband and I happened upon The Ugly Dog Pub, where we ordered the daily special and a beer at the bar. The chef had come up with an unusual sandwich, which we thoroughly enjoyed! It was a combination of slaw, BBQ smoked chicken, and homemade chips, among other items, on a delicious bun. I... More 

Thank DBW76
Covington, Georgia
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the burgers with the house kettle chips! They were delicious. There was a bad and it was a little loud but worth it. We went for lunch. I'm sure it's a fun place at night too.

Thank KS0010
New Port Richey, Florida
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard a lot about the place and it does have character. Also very jammed when we visited. We had one draft and left. Getting too old for this type of place.

Thank Veggout
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoy the Ugly Dog Pub. It is fun to hang out with the locals and share a drink, watch a game, grab a quick meal.

Thank TSK12
Marietta, Georgia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and another couple were going to dine here on a Saturday when most of the other restaurants were closed (out of season), but the 40 minute wait regrettably turned us away. So, the next day, while my friend and I waited for our wives to finish their spa day, we hung out, had a few beers and chatted... More 

Thank Jack S
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come here every chance I can get, the food is really good and they also have a great beer selection. Service is always good!

Thank Christi L
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We came to the ugly dog for a friends but celebration and the ambiance, food and service were all spectacular. I would recommend anyone in search of a relaxed place to eat or just hang out with friends give this place a try.

Thank Espicher
Greensboro, North Carolina
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Great local pub with excellent service and food. We had a great time and went back twice! They had a band playing from 9-1 am

Thank Terry B
Knoxville, Tennessee
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The dog has grown as the town has grown and they have done a good job keeping up. Service is hit or miss, in Feb it's outstanding, wedding season it stinks due to the fact it's one of the only bars in town. Their food is typical bar food, but they have sports in the television and the owners really... More 

Thank 714cindee
Atlanta, Georgia
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169 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch and grabbed the chicken panino... with tots. I enjoyed the bar and quality service.

Thank MarkButt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 18
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 294 S 4th St, Highlands, NC 28741-8371
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-8364
The Ugly Dog Pub is a casual pub with food, beer, wine and mixed drinks. A great place to come meet friends or make friends. We feature Trivia Tuesday nights, Bluegrass music on Wednesdays and regional bands on Friday or Saturday nights. We also show sports on TV and special events to keep it fun. We are a relaxed place, so come on in and take a seat, or walk up to the bar and order a drink and something to eat. Hope to see you soon! We are open: Mon. 4pm - until Tues. thru Sun. 11:30 am - until

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?